These Korean Transformers are clever enough if you are thinking gifts. One of the cameras is in the shape of a 35mm roll of film. Curiously, you have to load a 35mm roll of film to get it to operate. The other is disguised as a coffee can and thankfully is not powered by a shot of caffeine. Each is 65 x 141mm, and will set you back 27,000 KRW (~$20.00) at 10x10.
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Cisco Systems has announced that it is buying Pure Digital for about $590 million in stock. The company has enough cash for investing in such companies and CEO John Chambers said that a weak economy can mean a good opportunity. Pure Digital has only been around for about 2 years and about 2 million Flips have already been sold. In a kind move, Cisco is offering stock incentives for employees who stay with the company.
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Using an additional lens on your iPhone can’t get much simpler than with this Wide Angle Lens. It attaches either directly or with a magnetic ring with self-adhesive tape. At a size of 20 x 11.2mm and a weight of 4.2g, it is made of glass and aluminum. The lens also fits the HTC Dream,T-Mobile G1, NDS DS-i, notebooks, cell and smartphones and some digital cameras. The lens comes with a cover and key chain strap at a price of $16.99.
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Want a new cam for the holidays? Kodak is offering specials on two of their EasyShares online. Today only you can get $50.00 off on their M1073 digital cam that comes in 4 colors, has a 3x zoom and takes HD photos with a 16:9 format. Save $70.00 off their Z1085 IS with 5x zoom and optical image stabilization and features SmartCapture. The discount is automatically tacked on at checkout and can’t be combined with other offers. Still, a deal is a deal, no matter how small.
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Rumors of Sony’s new NW-E series Walkmen have reached the surface. The 8.5mm slim devices weigh only 50g each. Each has a 2.0-inch QVGA TFT LCD screen with 262,144 colors. The player supports MP3/ WMA/ AAC/Linear PCM and has an FM tuner. The device uses drag and drop, and each is compatible with both WMP and iTunes. The 2GB NWZ-E435 comes in black or pink, the 4GB NWZ-E436 will be available in black, blue, pink or red, and the 8GB NWZ-E438 is simply black.
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Whatever happened to basic black? Olympus’ new FE-360 point-and-shoot in blue has a 2.5-inch LCD and 3x zoom lens, while the FE-370, in what they say is red, has a 2.7-inch LCD and 5x zoom at a price of $149.99. In addition, the 370 cam includes intelligent auto mode, Smile Shot, and Expression Edit, to put a smile on the only one in the crowd who has none. It retails for $199.99. Look for both sometime this month.
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For those who don’t do tripods or want something a little handier, Etsumi has developed a Digital Camera Pouch with built-in stand. The device is available in dark grey or pink, and comes in two models, the S-sized 60 x 25 x 90mm and the M-sized 60 x 32 x 93mm. Pre-order for $31.26 for a September 1 release date. We like that the case is tiny enough that we can sneak it into places that keep discouraging us from taking “unauthorized” pictures, namely aging rock stars who don’t want to be seen on YouTube or Flickr.
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Oddly enough, the Superheadz are releasing retro cameras. The Blackbird, fly has a twin lens arrangement and will make you feel at home at the next screening of “Magical Mystery Tour.” We understand that they only run about $100.00 each, meaning that you have to sacrifice auto-focus for looking cool. Even better than the name of the cam is the site of the Superheadz, so take a trip to the Magic Camera Tour 2008.
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Cops in Orange County, New York have been given Pistol Cams so that they can record moments before they shoot the bad guys. Originally designed to videotape animals when hunting, they can be used to show unlawful force and review incidents after the gun is fired. Attached to a gun barrel, the Legend Technologies cam is so precise that it can capture a speeding bullet after it has been shot, cannot be broken into for tampering, and as Captain Dennis Barry of the Sheriff’s Office claims, “ensures the public the police are not overstepping their boundaries.” All this time we figured that’s why Superman stuck around the big cities.
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